This section of our website will feature articles which we think will offer some interest and value to a dental practice. We will also present some interesting clinical cases from time to time.
Colleagues for Excellence, a pamphlet series published by the American Association of Endodontists, are excellent articles with notable authors. The following should be found very informative:
Access Opening and Canal Location
This paper presents an excellent discussion on pulp chamber anatomy to assist in access preparation and locating pulp canal orifices.
Obturation of Root Canal Systems
This paper is a good discussion of endodontic diagnostic terms with good case examples.
Cracking the Cracked Tooth Code:
Detection and Treatment of Various Longitudinal Tooth Fractures
This is a detailed discussion on the signs and symptoms of cracks and fractures along with case examples that include treatment planning, prevention and prognosis information.
The Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries- 2014 Update, sponsored by the American Association of Endodontists summarize up to date information for consideration when treating dental injuries. For a more detailed discussion the following two papers are available:
International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries: 1. Fractures and luxations of permanent teeth
International Association of Dental Traumatology guidelines for the management of traumatic dental injuries: 2. Avulsion of permanent teeth
Treatment Options for the Compromised Tooth- AAE publication
An excellent and comprehensive reference to assist in treatment planning a variety of situations with endodontic considerations. There are plenty of examples with projected prognoses.
A “3D” Approach for Treating Acute Pain